A taste of success for Thomas Cowley’s Diane

The teacher behind a Donington school’s very own version of popular TV cookery competition MasterChef has now tasted success herself.

Diane Jenney, food technology teacher at Thomas Cowley High School, was named Inspirational Teacher of the Year (Secondary) in a strongly-contested category sponsored by Maples Solicitors.

Diane Jenney of Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, on her way to accept the Most Inspirational Teacher (Secondary) Award.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Diane Jenney of Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, on her way to accept the Most Inspirational Teacher (Secondary) Award. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Mrs Jenney was chosen ahead of Kirsty Chambers, a geography teacher at Bourne Academy, and PE teacher Michael Duggan from Sir John Gleed School, Spalding.

“I can’t believe it and it’s just unbelievable to be working at one of the best secondary schools in the country,” Mrs Jenney said.

“It’s a brilliant school and I just love working there.”

The award was presented by Maples Solicitors’ managing partner Anita Toal who said: “I’m sure these teachers will be inspiring the next generation of lawyers, engineers, architects and accountants.”

Diane Jenney of Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, with the Most Inspirational Teacher (Secondary) Award presented by Anita Toal. managing partner of award sponsors Maples Solicitors.   Photo by Tim Wilson.

Diane Jenney of Thomas Cowley High School, Donington, with the Most Inspirational Teacher (Secondary) Award presented by Anita Toal. managing partner of award sponsors Maples Solicitors. Photo by Tim Wilson.

Anita Toal. managing partner of award sponsors Maples Solicitors, with finalists in the Most Inspirational Teacher (Secondary) Award category, Kirsty Chambers of Bourne Academy and Michael Duggan of Sir John Gleed School, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Anita Toal. managing partner of award sponsors Maples Solicitors, with finalists in the Most Inspirational Teacher (Secondary) Award category, Kirsty Chambers of Bourne Academy and Michael Duggan of Sir John Gleed School, Spalding. Photo by Tim Wilson.